A Peaceful Passing

Postby Violet » July 18th, 2008, 4:18 am

At a few minutes after midnight, Mom breathed her last breath. My husband sat holding her hand, he told her that we would take good care of her cat and she responded with a soft "thank you" and drifted off.

We had a peaceful day today overall. The Pastor came and she woke while he prayed for her peace to try and pray with him. Then tried to sing Amazing Grace with him. She told each of us at least once today that she loved us and we all told her we loved her.

I want to thank everyone for all of your kind words and prayers. This was not an easy road but one well worth travelling.

We love you Mom..very very much. :cry:

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Postby amazincc » July 18th, 2008, 4:31 am

I am so, so sorry, Violet. :sad2:

My heart goes out to you and your family. :hug3:

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Postby Marinepits » July 18th, 2008, 7:14 am

:hug3: Rest in Peace, Mrs Burch.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 18th, 2008, 7:25 am

Oh Vi, I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. At least she was able to go peacefully, in the comfort of a home, with her loved ones. :hug3:

RIP Mrs. Burch... :(
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Postby jmashaney » July 18th, 2008, 9:57 am

I am so sorry for your loss, Violet. :hug3:
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Postby hugapitbull » July 18th, 2008, 10:01 am

My thoughts will continue to be with you and your family as you journey through the next few days. You and your hubby did a wonderful thing for Mom,

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Postby SisMorphine » July 18th, 2008, 10:20 am

I'm so sorry Violet.

RIP Mom.

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Postby Jenn » July 18th, 2008, 10:33 am

Awww I'm so sorry. :hug3:
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Postby airwalk » July 18th, 2008, 11:25 am

RIP Mom. Vi I know this was very hard, but I also know it was well worth doing. Please give hubby and the kids a hug for me...and give yourself a MONSTER hug, you deserve it.
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Postby CinderDee » July 18th, 2008, 12:48 pm

I'm very sorry, Vi. You & your family will be in my thoughts. :hug3:

RIP Mrs. Burch...
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Postby iluvk9 » July 18th, 2008, 3:09 pm

My condolences, Violet. You were a wonderful daughter to take care of her so well.
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Postby Malli » July 18th, 2008, 3:11 pm

I'm so sorry Vi :(
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Postby Violet » July 19th, 2008, 3:42 pm

Thank you everyone..my home already feels so empty and quiet. We have spent the last 24 hours being thankful for the amazing gift we were given last week by being able to bring her home. And nto just home, but she spent three days awake, fully with us, laughing, joking and giving and getting closure. Even by medical standards it was a miracle. They did not expect her to make it out of the hospital.

My MIL was..an interesting person. She was loud, often cussed like a sailor (quite creatively I might add) and never did she become a typical little old lady. I mean..when I first met her almost 17 years ago my MIL had platinum blonde hair, tons of make up, daggers for nails and her fingers dripping in flashy rings on every single finger. Did I mention she was holding a pool stick and standing outside a bar? Her over the top personality never stopped shining through.

She ADORED her Grandchildren and they all knew it. And in spite of any short comings she may have had, she made sure her adult kids knew she loved them as well. This past six months was a blessing of healing and forgiveness. We were hoping she was here to heal her physical body but that was possibly less important than the healing that actually took place.

Mom wrote down her favorite poem and it has become how we all choose to remember her..

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Remember me
With smiles and laughter
And with a song
In your heart

Remember me
With a smiling face
And eyes that laugh
For that
Is how
I remember you!

Remember me
with a song
in your heart
And a smile
On your lips

The fun
That we had
And the songs
That we sang
For I remember you
With smiles and laughter
And a song in my heart.
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Postby iluvk9 » July 19th, 2008, 3:54 pm

Her favorite poem just brought tears to my eyes for all those I have lost. It was beautiful.
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 19th, 2008, 5:11 pm

I'm SO sorry Vi. I'm glad she passed happy and knowing she was loved.
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Postby Wyldmoonwoman » July 21st, 2008, 8:18 am

I am just reading this now, I am so sorry for your loss
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Postby Moe » July 21st, 2008, 10:44 pm

I am so sorry for your loss :(
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Postby katiek0417 » July 22nd, 2008, 5:22 am

I'm just now reading this. I am so sorry for your loss, Vi...
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Postby KJS » July 25th, 2008, 2:18 pm

Im So sorry for your loss :(
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